White Cat

White CatWhite Cat by Holly Black
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry
Release Date: 4 May 2010
Pages: 320
Genres: Diversity, Fantasy
Recommended For: Grades 7-10
Submitted by: Renata Sancken

 

Cassel Sharpe lives in a world where some people are born with magical abilities. However, it’s illegal to use magic, even by accident. So pretty much everyone with magical abilities is a criminal. These people are called Curse Workers. Pretty much everyone in Cassel Sharpe’s family is a curse worker. Cassel’s not a curse worker, but he is a criminal. He’s been helping his parents and older brothers run cons since he was a little kid. He takes illegal bets at the boarding school he goes to. Oh, and he killed his best friend.

No one at his boarding school knows the truth about Cassel’s family. He’s been trying to fit in, but lately he’s been having strange dreams and sleepwalking. Cassel used to think the only person he could trust was himself, but lately, he’s not even sure if he can trust himself.

White Cat by Holly Black is a funny and intense look at a crooked kid trying to make things right in a world where his good intentions don’t count for much. I’d recommend White Cat to fans of City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, the X-Men comics and movies, the False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen, or anyone looking for something a little different to read.

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